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Political perceptions: Economics of the women’s vote

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The presidential campaign suddenly has turned into a fight for women’s votes, as the front pages of nearly every national newspaper demonstrated this morning. (See this WSJ story.) There’s lots of speculation about whether women will vote more on economic issues, which has been the Romney camp’s view for most of the campaign, or on social issues like abortion and contraception.

Obama's Ohio silver lining

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Rattled, dismayed, and shaken, President Obama's national campaign is divided into two camps: impassive warhorses and anxiety-ridden newbies.

The battle-scarred operatives have been doing nonstop psychic triage since the first presidential debate, calming nerves and reassuring the shaken that campaigns have their ups and downs.

Campaign gains a new intensity in debate’s wake

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President Obama and Mitt Romney confronted what one feared and the other hoped was an altered campaign on Thursday, pounding new urgency into what was shaping up as a wide-open final sprint to Election Day.

How to measure for a president

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It’s hard to say what the Founding Fathers would think of the modern presidency. But there’s no doubt they’d be horrified by the modern presidential campaign. In their day, no man worthy of the presidency would ever stoop to campaigning for it. George Washington was asked to serve. Decades later his successors were also expected to sit by the phone. "The Presidency is not an office to be either solicited or declined," wrote Rep. William Lowndes of South Carolina in 1821. Rutherford B.

Romney campaign aims to recalibrate around economic message

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In response to sagging battleground polls and criticism from some Republican party insiders, the Romney campaign – as part of its recalibration – intends to get more specific with its economic message, trying to reach out to the increasing number of voters who believe Mitt Romney doesn't understand their problems.

Obama: Lessons learned will guide second term

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Learning on the job is a theme President Obama returns to with some frequency, not just because journalists press him to describe his mistakes in the last four years, but because Americans living through tough economic times want to know how Obama might apply the lessons of his first term if re-elected.

Top Romney strategist Stuart Stevens likely to stay despite criticism

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Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s chief campaign strategist, has emerged as the main target of finger-pointing within the presidential candidate’s brain trust amid criticism of the campaign’s direction from many Republicans and a slip in swing-state polls.

Egypt may be bigger concern than Libya for White House

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For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.

Amid foreign-policy crisis, Romney picks a big fight

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Mitt Romney has picked a big fight fraught with political risks amid an ongoing foreign-policy crisis with heartbreaking and murderous consequences for the U.S. diplomatic corps.

Protest erupts at US embassies in Sana'a, Yemen, and Cairo

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